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Title: William D. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 10 March 1883

Date: March 10, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03276

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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Washington D.C.
March 10, 1883

Dear Walt:

I just got your postal of the 9th instant.

Jeannie is so ill up at Providence that I must go up there, and expect to leave here on Monday (the 12th). If you don't hear from me again, please mail the proofs to me at Providence, care of Dr. Channing.

The address is—

Dr. W. F. Channing
No 98 Congdon Street,
Rhode Island.
Box 393.

I shall probably remain at Providence until the last of the month—maybe longer. If anything happens to prevent my leaving on Monday, I will let you know of my detention. I say this because I am worried to day by Kimball not being at the office (he has not been well lately) when I am anxious to be off, and it is necessary, except in case of dire necessity, that one of us should be here in charge.

The proofs shall be promptly returned to you. Of course, if by any accident you should have sent them here before you got this, they will be forwarded to me, and the delay would be slight.

Dr. Bucke writes me that you like my Introductory.

W. D. O'Connor.
Walt Whitman.


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